Anafiotika is a scenic tiny neighborhood of Athens, part of the old historical neighborhood called Plaka.

It lies on the north eastern side of the Acropolis hill and feels like a completely different world from the hectic capital city.

 In 1950, part of this neighborhood was destroyed for archaeological research and in 1970 the state started to buy the houses. Now there are only 45 houses remaining,

The neighborhood was built according to typical Cycladic architecture with white walls, small spaces and dead ends.

It gives visitors a real sense of Greek islands in the heart of the city – making the hustle and bustle of Athens seem a million miles away.

Published by Derbyshire Gal

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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